Mindfulness & Meditation



Training students in the practice of mindfulness and meditation changes the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences. By becoming more aware of thoughts, feelings and body sensations through this integrative, mind-body training, the student (and their teachers) are helped to centre themselves amid their busy schedule.

Mindfulness has been adopted by schools in England and the Republic of Ireland as an effective part of the curriculum, leading to an improvement in behavioural and academic performance.


Course outline:

  • The part within the person which is spiritual
  • The neuroscientific and medical evidence that mindfulness works
  • Where mindfulness / meditation fits in daily life
  • Thoughts, feelings and body sensations – awareness and management
  • The Breath
  • How ‘being in the present’ decreases stress and anxiety
  • Breathing and visualisation
  • Training ourselves mentally – the benefits
  • Exercises


QUOTES TO THINK ABOUT:


'First, we must do our own personal work, then we tend the necessary work of our family, then our community, then the world'
Lao-tzu

'I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking'

Einstein

'If one man kills a hundred men, and another man masters himself, the second man is the much greater warrior'
Buddha